It is possible to accomplish the goals of health and budgeting if we keep them in the right perspective. We have all been told that Fast Foods lack variety and nutrients, and that it discourages us from enjoying a well-balanced meal. But if we cook our own meals, we should be able to get back control over what we eat and ensure we enjoy a well-balanced meal. Some people think cooking is tedious, but I can assure you that it is not. For one, many of the meals featured in this blog are simple and take little time to prepare. Also when we cook our own meals we are mindful of what we eat. We minimize the risk of developing common nutrition-related diseases by cooking our own meals, and, above all, we can save a lot of money.
Where Health and Budgeting Begins
The centre of each family gathering is the kitchen, especially in Trinidad, and more so on Sundays. In our family, everything begins in the kitchen while enjoying a hearty meal we begin conversation or common chit chatting about the latest happenings in our lives. For me, the kitchen is the heart of the household, and cooking and food is what keeps the jokes, laughter and picong coming. Just take that food element away and everyone becomes bored. But, what could really dampen a good conversation is the household budget on food and the grocery list.
The Grocery List
The grocery list is the second most important expense, second only to the housing expenses. The grocery list therefore takes up a good chunk of the total household expenditure budget. But if you live to eat, you are more likely to buy more than you need ( need being the operative word here!) You are also more likely to indulge in a lot of snacking and spend less time planning your meals.
Health and Budgeting
A good food budget can help us avoid such excesses. I welcome you to this article section of the blog once more and hope you all enjoy my writing on this topic of health and budgeting.